Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) - just one of Western Australia's uniquely beautiful wild flower species!

Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock

"Kanga paw" Light Pink.  Family: Haemodoraceae  Genus: Anigozanthos   Species: manglesii   Tropicals and Tender Perennials.  Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Flowers are good for cutting.   Suitable for growing in containers.  Zone 9-11

"Kanga paw" Light Pink Kangaroo Paw Family: Haemodoraceae Genus: Anigozanthos Species: manglesii Tropicals and Tender Perennials. suitable for xeriscaping. Flowers are good for cutting. Suitable for growing in containers.

Today's bloom is Staghorn Fern (Platycerium superbum)

Staghorn Fern (Platycerium superbum) These are protected. They grow in lowland rain forests in Queensland and Northern NSW.

Black Kangaroo Paw / The black kangaroo paw (Macropidia fuliginosa) is one of the most spectacular Australian native plants.

The black kangaroo paw (Macropidia fuliginosa) is one of our most spectacular Australian native plants. Available Aug-Nov for goth weddings, halloween, or general fabulousness.

Tea tree oil's incredibly potent topical anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties are the reason I chose it for this selection. #health #LaMav #organichealth Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim-sf/3973422590/in/photostream

Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).


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